Taken 2 trailer rampages online: watch now

Taken 2 has released a new trailer online, and it’s rammed with as much action and just as many gruff one-liners as you’d expect.

Directed by the suitably-named Olivier Megaton, the sequel sees Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) and his wife kidnapped by the father of a man Mills killed in the first Taken .

“Listen to me carefully Kim,” Mills whispers at one point. “Your mother is going to be taken. People are going to come for you too…”

We just got chills. Check out the trailer below…


“We wanted to surprise you,” laughs Maggie Grace. “Well, you succeeded,” replies Neeson in an exchange that could easily be read as a sly nod to the first film’s completely unexpected success.

In this first US trailer, Taken 2 looks every bit as punchy as its predecessor, while Istanbul offers a bustling backdrop for all the action.

With Skyfall also out this year, we’ll have to wait and see if there’s room for both Bond and Bryan Mills in the hearts of action lovers…

Taken 2 opens in cinemas on 4 October 2012.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.